Updating a traditional piece.
An easier way to update a traditional illustration.
|Looking at my characters I decided that it would be better for the drummer to be performing|
and to have the other toys reacting to the music. So I modified the doll, and the lamb
and added a second arm to the wooden soldier to show more animation:
|First, I traced the original watercolor and then modified the characters (keeping them to scale),|
scanned the image and printed it out on my watercolor paper.
|Once I had my image I made note to the original pallet and painted traditionally glazing and building the colors.|
|You can see the phantom soldier arm and foot. These will be layered onto the digital image|
altering the original watercolor image.
|Here is the finished "revised" illustration. I scanned and used Photoshop to all a new layer and merge the two images.|
|Here is the finished image.|
(but I see in this pic, his foot is still a little transparent.... I will have to check on that.)